Good News Pune, Arbhaat Short Film Club Is Back! Award Winning Docu, 'Placebo' To Open This Season!

By Aditi Patwardhan. Posted on January 27, 2016

Abhay Kumar’s highly acclaimed hybrid documentary Placebo will be screened at the Arbhaat Short Film Club on the occasion of the inauguration of the club's 3rd edition. The film club, started by filmmaker Umesh Kulkarni and screenwriter actor Girish Kulkarni in 2013, aims at showcasing the best short films from across the globe as well create awareness among young filmmakers about the expanse of and experimentation happening in short films.

Eminent filmmakers like Girish Kasarvalli, Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Sukthankar, Gitanjali Rao, Kiran Yadnyopavit, Avinash Arun, Nagraj Manjule have held interaction sessions at the film club. In its first two seasons, the club has not only screened narrative-based shorts, but also animation films like Printed Rainbow by Gitanjali Rao, the experimental film Through the eyes of a painter by artist M.F. Hussain and the documentary The Inner Eye by Satyajit Ray.

Though the inauguration ceremony is open to all, preference will be given to registered members. The film club is open for people above 18 years of age. Regular sessions of the film club will be held on the last Sunday of every month at NFAI.


The inauguration ceremony for the third edition of the film club will take place on 31st January 2016 at 6pm at National Film Archives of India (NFAI), Law College Road, Pune.

Membership enrollment for the next edition of the film club is on & you can enroll by calling at any of these numbers: 020 25433549 / 9167677801 / 8698319598.

Placebo is one of the best documentary films to have come out of India in recent times. It brings to light the chilling world inside the revered walls of one of the most competitive institutions in the world— All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. A social experiment, as the director calls it, the film has been screened in many international film festivals across the world and has won critical acclaim.

Kumar had earlier made award-winning short films like Just That Sort of a Day, which won the 2nd prize at Busan & National Award for best narration in a non-feature film.

Placebo - Trailer from CAT&Docs on Vimeo.


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